Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

SPINS is seeking a problem-solving Senior Software Engineer to drive innovation and build mission-critical applications.

Who we are.

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

What you will do.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Building kickass web services, web apps, and portals for SPINS partners and customers
  • Efficiently ingesting, normalizing and transforming large amounts of data using parallel tech such as Spark.
  • Analyzing the resulting datasets using NoSQL database.
  • Creating REST API’s to expose cross sections of the data using Spring/J2EE
  • Deploying API’s to autoscaling clusters in Google Cloud Platform using Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Maintaining a service-oriented data access layer for various client applications.
  • Working on the design and delivery of web applications for interacting with and monitoring our data pipeline.
  • Actively staying on the cutting edge of new and emerging big data and cloud technologies.

What else?

We’re transitioning our engineering organization to Extreme Programming, so if you’re not already an expert in all things XP, you should at least be familiar with the methodology and excited to dive right in.

What you bring.

  • Solid development experience building web services and applications using Java.
  • Ability to work in fast paced Agile or XP environment.
  • Well versed in Java, Spring Framework, MySQL & RESTful APIs.
  • Cloud technologies (GCP, AWS, Azure) and deployments using Docker, Kubernetes, or equivalent.
  • Software development best practices and expertise in associated tools (Maven, GIT, JUnit etc.), or equivalent.
  • A healthy interest in machine learning.
  • Passion for data.
  • A serious hunger to tinker with new technologies and solve complex problems.
  • A strong interest in working in a start-up environment in the world of big data and analytics while contributing to a mission of healthy living.

The SPINS Way: The right candidate for us will be…

  • Vibrant – You’re passionate about doing meaningful, impactful work.
  • A Disruptor – You’re not afraid to do things differently
  • Connected – You work well as part of a team, and you build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Be Yourself – We are open & honest with each other; we take responsibility for our actions, and for our work


  • You resonate with the job description tone and style
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k (Traditional and Roth) plus company match
  • FSA for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Bike storage
  • Fresh and healthy snacks
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, company happy hours, product demos, outings, and more.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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  • Sales & Marketing
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We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha Adusumalli

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice Yee

Senior Software Engineer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).
Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.
Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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